Week of 10/14 Workshops

Thursday, Oct 17

Psychology Research, 4:00 – 4:50 pm

Description: This 50 minute workshop will introduce students to the various sources and techniques in psychology library research.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Friday, Oct 18

Advanced Database Search in Chinese, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search in Chinese, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Description: Learn how to get the most out of Google Scholar with some helpful tips, and learn how to find information quickly using advanced Google search commands and tools.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Screening & discussion: Stolen Education, Oct. 16

The Pfau Library presents Stolen Education, a film by Enrique Alemán, Jr., and Rudy Luna.

October 16, 2019
Noon-1:30 P.M.
PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Stolen Education tells the story of Mexican American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950s.

Dr. Nancy Acevedo-Gil, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, will facilitate a discussion after the film screening, along with Dr. Enrique Murillo, Professor, Teacher Education and Foundations Department, and special guest via Zoom, Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr., Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at (909) 537-5104 or rmadriga@csusb.edu

Posted in Events, Movie Screenings

Day Trip: Giant Blythe Intaglios, Oct. 12

Dear Campus,

The John M. Pfau Library invites you to join us on Saturday, October 12, for a day trip to learn about the Giant Blythe Intaglios – anthropomorphic geoglyphs – located in the Colorado Desert.

Carpools, including a large-capacity SUV sponsored by Associated Students Incorporated, will depart from campus at 7 a.m. and arrive back at approximately 6 p.m.  The group will meet at the flagpoles at entrance of the university.

Members of the La Cuna de Atzlan Sacred Site Protection Circle—including its founder, Alfredo Figueroa, author of Ancient Footprints of the Colorado River—will lead the tour of the intaglios.  This component of the trip will last 2-3 hours, depending on the number of questions asked, and require about 1.5 miles of walking.

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch, water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and comfortable walking shoes (flip-flops and open-toed sandals are not advised.)

Copies of Ancient Footprints of the Colorado River will be provided as part of the excursion.

The trip is free and open to all CSUSB students, faculty, and staff.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.

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Screening & discussion: Latinos Beyond Reel, Oct. 8

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month activities, the Pfau Library, College of Arts and Letters, ATI, ASI, World Languages and Literatures Department, and Acto Latino invite you to join us for a screening of Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time: 6-8 P.M.

Location: PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Directed by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun, Latinos Beyond Reel draws on the insights of Latinx scholars, journalists, community leaders, actors, directors, and producers, offering a sweeping historical look at Latinx representations in U.S. news and entertainment media.  The film shows how these representations have shaped public attitudes and government policies over time.

After the screening, Dr. Rafael Correa, Professor, World Languages and Literatures Department, will engage the audience in a discussion.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Sign-in sheets will be available to faculty who wish to offer students extra credit for participating.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at (909) 537-5104 rmadriga@csusb.edu or Dr. Bibiana Díaz at bidiaz@csusb.edu.

Posted in Events, Movie Screenings

Week of 10/7 Workshops

Wednesday, Oct 9

Social Work Research, 4:00 – 4:50 pm

Description: This 50 minute workshop will introduce students to the various sources and techniques in social work library research.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, Oct 10

Advanced Database Search, 3:50 – 4:30 pm

Description: Learn how to search databases at a more advanced level and how to use limiting features to focus the results of your search. Hands-on time is included.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Google Scholar and Advanced Google Search, 4:40 – 5:20 pm

Description: Learn how to get the most out of Google Scholar with some helpful tips, and learn how to find information quickly using advanced Google search commands and tools.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

Posted in Workshops

Week of 9/30 Workshops

Monday, Sept 30

Free Software for Student Success, 12:00 – 12:25 pm

Description: In only 25 minutes, learn free software that can make your student life an easier, happier experience. Includes Zotero, Anki, LibriVoy, cloud storage, databases, and more.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

How to Read a Textbook, 12:30 – 12:55 pm

Description: Do you know you can’t read a textbook like a novel? In this 25-minute workshop, learn how to read a textbook chapter correctly once and never read it again. You will have improved memory and notes to review before a test or quiz.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, Oct 2

Writing Academically – Online Option, 12:00 – 12:50 pm

Description: A 50-minute workshop covering both common mechanical errors (grammar, punctuation, spelling) and styles of writing in the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. Open to all students.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/622146107

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, Oct 3

How to Read a Textbook – Online Option, 11:00 – 11:25 am

Description: Do you know you can’t read a textbook like a novel? In this 25-minute workshop, learn how to read a textbook chapter correctly once and never read it again. You will have improved memory and notes to review before a test or quiz.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/883949173

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Free Software for Student Success – Online Option, 11:30 – 11:55 am

Description: In only 25 minutes, learn free software that can make your student life an easier, happier experience. Includes Zotero, Anki, LibriVoy, cloud storage, databases, and more.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/133873643

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

Posted in Workshops

Checking Out Quarterly Laptops

Quarterly laptops will be available for check-out on Monday, September 23 at 8:00 am until December 6 at 5:00 pm at the Check-Out Desk. There will be a total of 50 laptops available, 25 HPs and 25 Macs available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Posted in Library Services

You’re invited! Chess Club, September 16th

You are cordially invited to join the Dean of the Pfau Library, Cesar Caballero, for a Chess Club event on September 16th, 2-3:30 p.m., in PL-5005.

Everyone – regardless of skill level – is welcome to participate.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact rmadriga@csusb.edu or call (909) 537-5104.

Posted in Events

Made Into Movies: Featured Books for August

You saw the movie and loved it—read the book it was adapted from; get all the details of the story that didn’t make it into the movie; and love it all over again!

During the month of August, look for the display of made-into-movies books in the Featured Books section on the 1stfloor of the John M. Pfau Library.

And if you haven’t seen the movie yet, read the book first to enrich your movie experience when you do see it.

Posted in Exhibits & Displays

CORRECTION: Chess Club Event August 13

You are cordially invited to join the Dean of the Pfau Library, Cesar Caballero, for a Chess Club event on August 13th, 2-3:30 p.m., in PL-5005.

Everyone – regardless of skill level – is welcome to participate.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact rmadriga@csusb.edu or call (909) 537-5104.

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